Professor awarded knighthood for service to military healthcare

Sir Simon Wessely, Professor of Psychological Medicine, Director of King’s College London’s Centre for Military Health Research and Vice Dean for Academic Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry ( IoP ) at King’s, has been given the honour for services to military healthcare and psychological medicine. His academic work has led to a better understanding of Gulf War Illness and to more effective psychological support for the Armed Services. In 2003, Professor Wessely’s team was asked to investigate whether personnel returning from Iraq had any of the symptoms associated with what had been dubbed ‘Gulf War Syndrome’

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Professor awarded knighthood for service to military healthcare

HMS Somerset returns to sea after £20 million refit

The Type 23 frigate has a new lease of life as one of the most advanced fighting ships in the fleet due to a £20 million docking and upgrade in her home port of Devonport Naval Base in partnership with Babcock Marine . HMS Somerset ’s commanding officer, Commander Mike Smith, said: I am incredibly proud to be taking HMS Somerset back to sea after what has been a highly productive upgrade

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HMS Somerset returns to sea after £20 million refit